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thecow
Feb 22, 2005, 01:00 PM
My mom's friend has a 400 MHz G3 pismo PowerBook. He said that he is interested in upgrading the processor to get a few more years out of it. The two that we are deciding between are a $290 550 MHz G4 and a $400 1 GHz G3. Which one would have the most bang for the buck? Does the G4 really make that much of a difference?

leekohler
Feb 22, 2005, 01:32 PM
In my experience-G4s are much better than G3s. I guess my question to you would be-if you're willing to spend $400, why not just save a bit more money and have him get an iBook?

blackfox
Feb 22, 2005, 01:33 PM
Search is your friend.

You might look here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=64613&highlight=pismo+cpu+upgrade), or here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=46748&highlight=pismo+cpu+upgrade) , or here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=42403&highlight=pismo+cpu+upgrade). In addition, this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=89861&highlight=pismo+cpu+upgrade) might prove useful to you.

As noted in those links, I have an upgraded Pismo of the same original specs. I love me some pismo.